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Catherine Clemens Sevenau (#47082189)
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Bio Photo NOTE: If you email me and are not already in my address book, the first time out you'll get caught in my spam. Relax. I'll see you there and get your message and move it to my inbox. No need to fill out the code or get cranky and send me a crabby message.
In Memoriam:
"With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey", died peacefully at age 93. The most traumatic part for his family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in... and then the trouble started."

Note: Sorry, sometimes I just can't stop myself… Catherine
I love Find A Grave. It's like Facebook for the dead. A heartfelt thanks to all the Find A Grave photographers who've fulfilled my requests for headstone pictures and to the others of you who've generously transferred your pages to me. I'm grateful for and enjoy the friendships, camaraderie, assistance, and humor that passes between and among us. Your gifts have filled missing gaps, corrected many errors, and answered numerous questions. My family thanks you too, as this is really a gift to them.

Anyone who fulfilled headstone requests and transferred me pages prior to Jan 2013 and have not heard back from me, please don't think me ungrateful or thoughtless; my hard drive crashed and I lost 9,000 emails of genealogy correspondence. Arrghh.

I realize I have a number of non-compliant "Burial Unknown" and am doing my best to convert them as they get entered by others by moving information over and deleting my page. I've entered them to link the family through the generations in hopes a burial location will at some point be found.
What calls us to find the ancestors? It goes beyond a simple curiosity. We are taken over, compelled, as if possessed by something bigger than us, begging to be revealed. There is one of us in almost every family called to be the scribe. I am but one of many in our clan's long line of storytellers. Like others, I'm called to gather and assemble the ancestors, to breathe life into them again as far back as we can reach. We take what we find and chronicle the facts of their existence, remembering their names, who they were, and what they did. They are the sum of who we are. Without them, we would not exist. We greet those who came before us, restoring their place in line. We scribe their stories and their histories. We search for them in public libraries, county records, and weed-filled or well-kept cemeteries. We comb through yellowed newspapers, family archives, lovely old letters and photo albums. We find them! And in finding them, we find ourselves.
Catherine (Clemens) Sevenau, Sep 2009
Note: Inspired by "We Are the Chosen" written by Della M. Cumming, ca 1943.
My brother and I are researching our family lines—he for years—I of late. Compiling four volumes, our records span from the sailings to America to our parent's generation. Our main lines:

Henry HOY, Jr. & Mary Ann SMITH
Finley McLaren CHAMBERLIN & Emily S. HOY
Mathew Sylvester CLEMENS & Barbara NIGON


Always happy to connect with kin and fellow researchers to compare notes. It takes a village. Other than a handful of close friends, I'm related directly, by parallel, or by marriage to every person for whom I hold a Find A Grave, though some more distant than others.
I've thought about this: obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told how the person died.
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Alice Hayford #90348528

I have an obituary for Alice Hayford from the Oshkosh Northwestern. If you don't already have it and want me to email you a copy, please let me know.
Added by jazzemke on Oct 13, 2014 5:22 PM
Michael Hague
Emma Victoria Marley
Catherine,transferred Emma Victoria Marley to your care. Thanks... Michael
Added by Michael Hague on Oct 13, 2014 2:26 PM
Carl Catherman
William Oldt
Thank you very much for adding the links to his memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Oct 13, 2014 7:29 AM
Sue K
Jones Wrenn; wife and Belfield Wrenn
Im sorry. I hope you are the relative to this family in Culkin Wrenn Cemetery. I have been working on the Wrenns and Spann families. I would love to communicate if you are related. Thank you, sue k
Added by Sue K on Oct 09, 2014 9:06 PM
Porch family
The oldest child of Isaac Newton and Sarah Porch?!: 136202061
Added by RabbitTrack on Sep 21, 2014 12:56 PM
Hi, Before I do any changing of pictures I wanted to send you this site : which is where I got dates, etc from. It would appear that there were two C. Chatfields that were doctors. This is also where I got the date of death from. I am reluctant to change the picture to another site without first going back to the cemetery and making sure that the stones are connected. Ronda
Added by 2Trolls on Sep 13, 2014 5:23 PM
C. Chatfield
Transfer was made. Ronda
Added by 2Trolls on Sep 12, 2014 3:29 PM
Susan Wojtowicz
Cage - Gallatin, TN
There is a list of all burials in Gallatin City Cemetery here:

I have an alphabetical list that I created from this website. Here are all the Cages listed. None of them are the one you requested but if any of them are yours let me know.

CAGE John T. 1868 - 1948 )
CAGE, Ada Hackett 1870 - 1957 )
CAGE, Alice Berry 21 Oct 1888 - 7 Mar 1975
CAGE, Charles Boddie 10 Aug 1878 - 27 Dec 1956
CAGE, Cpl. John T. 218th A.S.G.T.N.G. 1930 - 1950
CAGE, D. L. - 17 Nov 1853 - 25 Jan 1912
CAGE, Emma J. 1869 - 1956 )
CAGE, Eron Ora 9 Sep 1912 - 19 Dec 1976
CAGE, Fannie J. - Wife of L. H. Cage - Mother - 5 Jan 1856 - 13 Sep 1900
CAGE, Geo. H. Father 1869 - 1929
CAGE, Henry D. - Son of Jesse & Sallie Cage - 13 Aug 1889 - 1 Sep 1889
CAGE, James Green 1871 - 1946 )
CAGE, James Walker - 7 Jan 1818 - 27 May 1833
CAGE, Jesse - 27 Jul 1785 - 8 Aug 1846 - Aged 61 yrs 11 days
CAGE, Jesse - C. S. A. - 1841 - 1912
CAGE, John D. - 8 Sep 1830 - 6 Feb 1894
CAGE, John F. - 22 Jul 1811 - 26 Jul 1871
CAGE, J. E. - 1857 - 1924
CAGE, Mary Cantrell - 8 Aug 1822 - 31 Dec 1891 - Died at Nashville, Tenn.
CAGE, Mary Frances - Dau of Jesse & Sallie Cage - 2 Apr 1884 - 23 Oct 1888
CAGE, Miss Fannie A. - 9 Feb 1847 - 7 May 1902
CAGE, Mrs. Polly - born 30 Dec 1786 - Married to Jesse Cage 19 Apr 1807 - died. 24 Mar 1858 - Aged 52 yrs
CAGE, Sallie D. - 1846 - 1913
CAGE, Sophia Ann - 18 Apr 1815 - 6 Aug 1831
CAGE, Walter B. - 9 Jun 1854 - 26 Jul 1885 - Died at Waco, Texas
CAGE, William T. Father 19 Jul 1857 - 10 Dec 1926

Added by Susan Wojtowicz on Sep 05, 2014 4:57 PM
Jean Whitney
RE: Rev. David Hawkins Short headstone photo
That is more time than I an give right now. i don't crd if my name is there. i don't do this for points. jhw
Added by Jean Whitney on Sep 02, 2014 11:41 AM
RE: Chatfield family in Union Cemetery,
These are the only Chatfields I have found at Union in Iowa Falls to date. I have photographed about 90 percent of this cemetery this summer, have one addition left to finish which adjoins the addition where the other Chatfields are buried, so it's possible there are more. However, only these four are listed in an older, mostly accurate, transcription done by the local cemetery society.
You are not the first to confuse Union in Iowa Falls and Union Cemetery near the town of Union, also in Hardin County, I've run across about two dozen others in the wrong one. Hope to get them all straightened out eventually.
Added by Iaed on Aug 31, 2014 4:50 PM
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